What exactly is retreat and how can it help our spiritual practice? Is it possible for ordinary people to experience the power of retreat even though we still hold jobs and live in the busy city? Our teachers tell us how important it is to make time for retreat in order to integrate the teachings. In this informal class, we'll learn what retreat is, how to plan your own, and some specific tools to make your experience (no matter how long it is) really powerful. Ven. Nyingje is the current... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje, Retreat
Experienced meditator Ven. Nyingje will explain how to practice the popular Praises to the Twenty-one Taras, sharing teachings she received directly from Lama Yeshe. Tara—her name means "Liberator"—is the embodiment of power, courage, the capacity to act, to be successful, and doing her practice can activate our own power to deal with the obstacles and problems in our lives. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tara, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje
We recite the words for taking refuge and generating bodhicitta before commencing any Mahayana Buddhist activity. How often do we really take time to settle into these two life-changing experiences and savor their sweet, transformative power? -- a power that can relieve all fear, worry, anxiety and even depression. One time Lama Yeshe told us to meditate on bodhicitta and we sat in silence for 15 minutes. What was Lama feeling? What does refuge and bodhicitta feel like? How do we get beyond the... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje, Bodhicitta
In this practice, there are 21 manifestations of Tara that we can learn about and work with to shift our energy. The most famous of which is Green Tara who is the embodiment of the enlightened energy of action in the world. We call on her to break through all our obstacles blocks in our spiritual practice, in our life and in the world. Ven. Nyingje, a very experienced meditator and chanter, will teach about the different manifestations and Tara practice in general and can answer questions. She... Topics: Tara, Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling
"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace." The Dalai Lama The Buddha observed that the cause of our pain and suffering is actually the disturbing emotions we all experience. Using proper techniques we can free ourselves from emotions like depression, anger and resentment and become happy. This series of talks looks at basic Buddhist psychology - how the mind works and how to... Topics: buddhism, tibetan buddhism, emotions, tse chen ling, karuna cayton, Jon landaw, lhundrup nyingje,...